She concluded, “I don’t understand why that’s overly controversial.” During another moment, Gaines went head-to-head with a woman named Kelley Robinson who is the president of the far-left Human Rights Campaign — the same group that hands out “woke” credit scores that large corporations like Anheuser-Busch and brands like Bud Light chase against their best interests. Under testimony, Robinson made the claim that no man could have beaten Serena Williams during the tennis star’s prime. “There’s been this news article about men that think they can beat Serena Williams in tennis, right? That they think they could actually score a point on her,” Robinson said with confidence as she was addressed by Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. She concluded, “And it’s just not the case. She is stronger than them.” That actually happened, as Gaines pointed out after Kennedy asked her for her take. “Both Serena and Venus lost to the 203rd-ranked male tennis player,” Gaines said. “They’re phenoms for women.”
🇺🇸🏊♀️@Riley_Gaines_ speaks before a Senate hearing on women’s sports“I don’t believe trans athletes should be banned from sports …I just want everyone to compete where it’s fair and where it’s safe. I don’t understand why that’s overly controversial.” pic.twitter.com/cBDMuQQIAv — Oli London (@OliLondonTV) June 21, 2023
Serena and her sister Venus each lost to the 203rd-ranked male player in the world in 1998 in back-to-back exhibition matches. At an exhibition match during the Australian Open, Karsten Braasch beat them both with ease after they claimed they could beat any man in the sport ranked outside the top 200, Sportskeeda noted. Neither were competitive in their matches against the German but both were gracious in defeat. Serena Williams later told David Letterman men’s and women’s tennis are two completely different sports. “The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder, it’s just a different game,” she said, “I love to play women’s tennis and I only want to play girls because I don’t want to be embarrassed.” Gaines had some other highlights under testimony:
Democrat LGBTQAI+ Activist: “There’s been this news article of men that think that they can beat Serena Williams in Tennis…It’s just not the case! She is stronger than them!”@Riley_Gaines_: “Both Serena and Venus lost to the 203rd ranked male tennis player…” pic.twitter.com/YUIpHNWeUP— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 21, 2023
“When you accommodate men time and time again, refusing to accommodate women, we call that misogyny.” pic.twitter.com/AjGfBi0Wab— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) June 21, 2023
🇺🇸🏊♀️🌊@Riley_Gaines_On Women’s Sports: “The meaning of what it is to be a feminist is to uphold, respect, honour and embrace and celebrate women on our own physical ceilings, our own uniqueness.” On Lia Thomas: “This is a man mansplaining what it is to be a feminist” pic.twitter.com/wixGle7stR — Oli London (@OliLondonTV) June 21, 2023
In the end, lawmakers can write bills to protect the hard work of female athletes and their intentions are noble. But the only people powerful enough to end the madness of forcing females to compete against males and later sharing locker rooms with them are women like Gaines. She’s tough, smart, eloquent and as fierce as ever. The ultimate advocate for women is also not on the right side of the issue. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Riley Gaines is wide awake:“They will call you everything under the sun, whether it’s transphobic, homophobic, racist, white supremacist, domestic terrorist. They will throw them all at you in hopes to deter you!” pic.twitter.com/t69gHt79CM — Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) June 21, 2023